Day Trips to Noosa

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  • Dolphin View Kayak and Great Beach Drive Tour from Noosa

    1. Dolphin View Kayak and Great Beach Drive Tour from Noosa

    Begin your 6-hour program with a Great Beach Drive in Great Sandy National Park. Head to Double Island Point for views of Fraser Island and the colored sands of Rainbow Beach. Head out on a kayaking tour around the headland and admire the beauty of your surroundings and the Double Island Point Lighthouse from a unique perspective. Bottlenose dolphin pods are often seen in the area, feeding on large schools of fish. They’re usually as curious about you as you are about them, so be prepared for an experience of a lifetime! In addition, see local and migrating wildlife, including humpback whales (June-November), turtles, manta rays, stingrays, and migrating sea birds.

    We had an amazing day! We were so lucky to see 5 whales and several pods of dolphins that were so close to us. Vince was a great tour guide/instructor, he’s so passionate about what he does. Thanks

  • Sunshine Coast Hinterland and Noosa Small Group Tour

    2. Sunshine Coast Hinterland and Noosa Small Group Tour

    Depart Brisbane and journey past small villages and farms as you venture into the mountains of the Blackall Range. Get stunning views of the coastline of Queensland and stop at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve for panoramic vistas of the majestic Glass House Mountains from the lookout. Go for a stroll above the tree tops or relax with a morning tea as you take in the views. Continue past Gerrard's Lookout and marvel at the views to Coolum, Maroochydore, Caloundra and Bribie Island along the coast. Arrive at Montville and get some free time to explore the quaint mountain village before going to Eumundi Markets to experience Australia’s premier artisan outlet for art and food. Enjoy lunch at leisure at Eumundi Markets before visiting the pristine beaches of Noosa, where the rich and famous come to unwind by the sea. Return to Brisbane via the world's largest operating ginger factory at Yan...

    The Tour was professional, commenced promptly and with traffic holdups was delayed in our return rather than shortening the Tour. There was an intimate group of friendly people on board a very clean tidy 13 seater van :) Brian’s commentary was interesting and demonstrated that he knew the area well. We enjoyed our day and would not hesitate to recommend this Tour to others.

  • Noosa Heads: 2-Hour Surf Lesson with Local Instructor

    3. Noosa Heads: 2-Hour Surf Lesson with Local Instructor

    Learn to surf on the idyllic Sunshine Coast at Noosa Heads, one of Australia's best known surfing towns. With warm water and a safe beach, it is ideal for learning how to surf the waves. Start off with a safety briefing and some basic instruction on the beach before catching your first few waves waist-deep in the water. Back on the beach, take in some detailed instruction about how to stand up on your surfboard before finally paddling onto the wave. Feel the thrill of standing on your first wave with the help of your instructor, who will assist by pushing you onto waves, and offering advice and support to everyone for the remainder of the lesson. Feel free to use the showering facilities at the end to leave feeling refreshed after an exhilarating lesson. 

    Scott the instructor was pretty easy going and made sure everyone had fun while learning

  • Noosa: Tandem Skydive from 15,000 Feet

    4. Noosa: Tandem Skydive from 15,000 Feet

    Benefit from a 10-minute instruction and training session before you head for the sky above the Sunshine Coast. Then, jump out of the aircraft attached to your experienced instructor. Dive back down to earth at speeds of up to 200 kph. See stunning beaches and ocean views as you free fall from up to 15,000 feet into one of Australia’s favourite tourism destinations. After you experience freefall, your instructor will pull the chute and you will soar serenely for up to 7 minutes taking in the views. If you are feeling brave, take control and steer the parachute before landing safely back on soft Coolum beach.

  • Australia Zoo Entry, Koala Cuddle and Transfer from Noosa

    5. Australia Zoo Entry, Koala Cuddle and Transfer from Noosa

    Spend a day experiencing first hand the wild Australian flora and fauna with a trip to a spectacular lookout point and then a visit to the Australia Zoo! Begin the day in style, comfort and luxury as you ride in a 10-seat air-conditioned vehicle. On the way to the zoo, you'll visit the famous Glass House Mountains Lookout. Make sure to bring your camera! Here you will see the sun's rays light up the mountains and surrounding countryside at this peaceful lookout. Then, visit Australia Zoo, accompanied by your friendly and experienced guide. You will have approximately 5 hours - heaps of time to enjoy the best zoo in Australia! You will get to explore the world's most interactive zoo at your own pace and watch daily animal shows, including saltwater crocodiles, afternoon otters and more. Take advantage of the amazing opportunity to cuddle a koala (and receive a photo to capture the moment...

  • From Brisbane: Noosa and Sunshine Coast Day Trip

    6. From Brisbane: Noosa and Sunshine Coast Day Trip

    On this full-day tour from Brisbane, discover the sun-bronzed shores and fashion-forward streets of Noosa Heads, one of the most famous towns of Australia’s Sunshine Coast. Browse the shops along the lively Hastings Street, walk the seafront promenade along Noosa Beach, and enjoy a ferry cruise along the Noosa River. In the afternoon, explore the arts and crafts village of Montville and enjoy a short hike through the Mary Cairncross Park, taking in dramatic views of the Glass House Mountains. This tour includes: • Full-day tour of Noosa Heads and the Hinterlands from Brisbane • Sightseeing cruise along the Noosa River • Views of the majestic Glass House Mountains  • Lunch at an additional cost • 40 minutes at the Eumundi Markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays only

    This trip was a very good overview of the area. It does give you only a taste so you can focus on returning. Several areas I just wish I could have stayed longer. Noosa is great.

  • Noosa: Stand Up Paddle Lesson Double Island Adventure

    7. Noosa: Stand Up Paddle Lesson Double Island Adventure

    Experience the stunning beaches and clearest waters of Double Island on Stand Up Paddle (SUP). Explore this stunning location with super easy skills taught on a basic flat water lesson or try SUP surfing on super long gentle waves. Take it slow and cruise along the pristine shoreline experiencing the local wildlife from a very unique view or treat it as a fun solid workout great for core training! Instructors will teach you basic SUP techniques and guide you through the tour. Our exciting stand up paddle lesson uses Double Island lagoons protected from the wind and waves of the open water. Paddle in a buzzing ecosystem that not only is home to a large number of turtles that feed and rest here but also many other marine life including Bottlenose dolphins, rays, sea birds, fish and crabs.

  • Sunshine Coast: Private Group Wine Tour with Lunch

    8. Sunshine Coast: Private Group Wine Tour with Lunch

    Start your day at Sunshine Coast Cider with a tasting and informative demonstration of the champagne-making process. Here you'll learn about one of the only wineries in QLD that does the full Methode Traditionelle all in-house.

    Then be escorted to Clouds Vineyard for a tasting of some of their award-winning wines. Smell and taste local vintages, identifying the complex aromas while learning about the different grapes grown in the region. Take a moment to appreciate the panoramic coastline view at Gerrard’s Lookout, high on the hill overlooking Coolum, Maroochydore, Caloundra, and Bribie Island before enjoying a delicious 2-course gourmet meal at one of two potential dining establishments.

    Move onto Flame Hill Winery for a tasting of 6 local award-winning wines in a stunning rural hinterland setting. Grab yourself a couple of bottles of sustainable wine t...

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What people are saying about Noosa

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 27 reviews

Had such a fantastic experience from beginning to end. It was a great way to experience the best of what Noosa and the Sunshine Coast had to offer. I only wish there was more time to spend at the markets as there was so much to see and do and time goes so quickly. Overall I highly recommend this tour to everyone,and can't praise the tour guide enough for being so friendly and informative during the day trip. Thank you once again,and I will definitely let any of my friends that are visiting Brisbane know how much I highly recommend this tour.

The Tour was professional, commenced promptly and with traffic holdups was delayed in our return rather than shortening the Tour. There was an intimate group of friendly people on board a very clean tidy 13 seater van :) Brian’s commentary was interesting and demonstrated that he knew the area well. We enjoyed our day and would not hesitate to recommend this Tour to others.

The tour was amazing. We saw some whales on the Beach Drive and when we were on the Kayaks we saw dolphins and turtles. Vince is a really good and fun tour guide. He shares his knowledge of the Ocean life and we learned a lot from him. We really enjoyed the day and would recommend this tour at any time.

What a lovely day. Brian was friendly and informative throughout the day. The rainforest was very beautiful So much of the day was so memorable....the markets and Noosa were wonderful. This day trip is such a great jam packed day and was thoroughly enjoyable!

Great. Tom was knowledgeable and patient. Explained things clearly.